MERV SMITH:

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One of New Zealand’s first ra­dio per­son­al­i­ties, Smith hosted 1ZB’s break­fast show from 1961 un­til 1987. Renowned for his hu­mour, he once of­fered the Auck­land Har­bour Bridge for sale, say­ing it was in good con­di­tion with “slightly cracked clip-ons”. He was no stranger to act­ing, ap­pear­ing in lo­cal tele­vi­sion dra­mas rang­ing from Short­land Street to Mercy Peak. Died Septem­ber 24, aged 85.

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